3D Models & Prints

I’ve been working on a couple of other things this week as well. The main thing is getting back to some 3D modeling. This time, modeling the cranium of Aegyptopithecus zeuxis. You can view the 3D model on Sketchfab. Aegyptopithecus zeuxis Cranium by Ed Gonzalez-Tennant[…]

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Captioning Videos

This is the time of the semester when things really start to take off. More of my teaching is transitioning to online, like a growing number of faculty, particularly junior faculty. Those of us lucky enough to have teaching positions following the 2008 meltdown have[…]

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Teaching Resource: 3D Hominin Lab

This lab provides a ‘hands-on’ opportunity to explore hominin evolution using 3D models. I’ve been using a version of this lab since the fall semester of 2017 at the University of Central Florida. The lab is divided into two parts. The first portion requires students[…]

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Mapping 20th Century African American Travel

UPDATE (10/29/2015) – Scroll to the bottom of this post for an interactive map. The recent announcement that the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has digitized their Green Book collection is exciting news. Published between 1936 and 1966, these books provided a growing[…]

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Towards an IQ-GIS for Historical Archaeology

This post relates some thoughts on the combination of GIS and game engines for historical archaeology. This approach examines virtual world environments as a type of 3D GIS allowing users to move through space while simultaneously interacting with various data. This immersive, qualitative GIS (IQ-GIS)[…]

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Virtual Archaeology to teach Historical Archaeology

The use of digital technologies for visualizing past environments is experiencing something of a renaissance. This is due to dropping costs of hardware and an increase in the intuitive usability of 3D/virtual environments. The ability to deliver interactive content via the internet (a.k.a. Web 2.0)[…]

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Pedagogy, Engaged Anthropology, and Zombies

I love zombies! Not only are zombies popular, but in the immortal words of Levi-Strauss, zombies “are good to think with.” Zombies stand (stagger?) as powerful metaphors supporting everything from emergency preparedness to invasive species education. Scholars draw on zombies as part of an engaged[…]

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